Opera Preview: Cendrillon

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 4/27/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location
Blue Hill Public Library


The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Jules Massenet’s opera, Cendrillon, at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday April 27th at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, April 28th, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

According to the Met website, “Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.”

Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter will summarize the plot, introduce the music and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

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